If you had given us the brand and model number of the camera, this would have been a much easier question to answer. In real life, shooting stills at 1 fps or faster is really too fast to try to compose and expose images of any worth. Continuous shooting is really something that is only done when you need four or five shots in a row to make an animated GIF file. I shoot sports and the most images I shoot in a row is about three images in five seconds. I anticipate and time my shots at the peak of action. If I just pressed the shutter down and let my camera shoot a 11 fps, there would be no way that I could edit (sort) all those possible images and have them to the publisher an hour after the game. As it is, sorting through the hundred or so shots I do take, makes meeting the deadline tough. And as mentioned above, the video feature probably shoots at 30 fps, but at a much lower resolution than stills.